A group of hedge-fund managers plan to host The Global Party, a 24 hour blow out for 80,000 of the world’s elite, on September 15, 2011. Their aim is to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest party ever.
Inspired by Phileas Fogg, the protagonist in Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, The Global Party will be held at more than 80 venues around the world, from London to Amsterdam, Cape Town, Delhi, Dubai, Marbella, Marrakech, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Sao Paulo, Shanghai… or as the party’s website puts it: 80+ of the world’s finest locations.
A table is reported to cost £100,000 and each of the 80,000+ invited VIP guests will be given a special edition Key-2 Luxury silver key ring as the official invitation to The Global Party. This will enable each key holder not only to choose which of the 80+ venues worldwide they wish to attend but also give them access to 1000s of personal contacts and exclusive VIP privileges for life. And what is a party without celebrities? Among those expected to attend are Liz Hurley, Uma Thurman and Simon Cowell.
Before we get all judgemental, let’s be clear that this is all for charity. The money, an expected £5 million to £10 million, will go to the charity ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), founded by hedge-fund manager Arpad Arki Busson, Uma Thurman’s husband. The hosts include Mr. Busson, entrepreneur Tom Singh, a Pakistani Prince and Stanley Fink, the hegde funder and Tory Party Treasurer.
[Source: The Global Party]